Boardsports Swaps

SWAPS are tent sale events held in the parking lot at our New Bigger better Toronto Store Location at 105 Vandehoof Ave. They are a terrific opportunity to buy or sell used equipment.

2018 Summer Gear Swap Dates

Monthly used gear swap dates held on Saturdays starting in April through September

APRIL

  • GEAR DROP OFF – Friday April 6th Noon - Saturday April 7th 11am  
  • SWAP DAY – Saturday April 7th 9am-5pm
  • GEAR PICK UP – Saturday April 7th 4pm - Monday April 9th 6pm

MAY

  • GEAR DROP OFF – Friday May 4th Noon - Saturday May 5th 11am  
  • SWAP DAY – Saturday May 5th 9am-5pm
  • GEAR PICK UP – Saturday May 5th 4pm - Monday May 7th 6pm

JUNE

  • GEAR DROP OFF – Friday June 15th Noon - Saturday June 16th 11am  
  • SWAP DAY – Saturday June 16th 9am-5pm
  • GEAR PICK UP – Saturday June 16th 4pm - Monday June 18th 6pm

JULY

  • GEAR DROP OFF – Friday July 6th Noon - Saturday July 7th 11am  
  • SWAP DAY – Saturday July 7th 9am-5pm
  • GEAR PICK UP – Saturday July 7th 4pm - Monday July 9th 6pm

AUGUST

  • GEAR DROP OFF – Friday August 17th Noon - Saturday August 18th 11am  
  • SWAP DAY – Saturday August 18th 9am-5pm
  • GEAR PICK UP – Saturday August 18th 4pm - Monday August 20th 6pm

SEPTEMBER

  • GEAR DROP OFF – Friday September 14th Noon - Saturday September 15th 11am  
  • SWAP DAY – Saturday September 15th 9am-5pm
  • GEAR PICK UP – Saturday September 15th 4pm - Monday September 17th 6pm

 

 

2018 Winter Gear Swap Dates

NOVEMBER SNOWBOARD SWAP & SALE

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SELLER INFORMATION:

WINTER SWAPS:
    • Equipment Drop Off Days: Monday-Saturday 11am of the SWAP.
    • Equipment Pick Up: Saturday 4pm-Monday 6pm.
    • The following items may be registered in Winter Swaps: Snowboards, Boots, Bindings, Jackets, Pants & Kites
    • Items that are not accepted include: Helmets, Gloves, Goggles, and Bags, summer water sports equipment (excluding kites).
SUMMER SWAPS:
    • Equipment Drop Off Days: Friday (noon)-Saturday 11am of the SWAP.
    • Equipment Pick Up: Saturday 4pm-Monday 6pm.
    • The following items may be registered in summer swaps: Windsurfing, Kiteboarding, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Surfing, Wakeboarding, Waterskiing, and Skateboarding gear.
    • Items that are not accepted include: Snowboarding equipment

You may print and fill out the Swap Registration Form prior to dropping off your gear.

We will do our best to sell your gear. When it sells you can either:

  1. Take the full amount (100%) of the selling price as a store credit to buy any new item from BOARDSPORTS. Store credits do not have an expiry date.
  2. Receive a cheque for 80% of the selling price. Swap cheques are available for pick up starting Swap Sunday at 3pm ($25 minimum). Please be patient when picking up your cheque as it could be busier than normal, we will need a few moments to verify and process your swap cheque.

 

To find out if your equipment has been sold: please call the store (416-485-9463) and have your SWAP ID#(s) available from your copy of the Swap Registration Form.

We cannot store your unsold gear. Please pick up all unsold items by 6pm Monday. There is a storage fee of $20/day on items not picked up. After ten days, items will be disposed. BOARDSPORTS is not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen items.

Some Tips for Selling Your Gear at the Swap

Sellers at the swap have the right to price their swap items at their own discretion.  However, we have some tips to make sure that your item will move and for the best possible price.  

In general, sporting equipment tends to depreciate in value by about 50% after its first year in use.  Remember that whoever chooses to buy your equipment incurs a certain level of risk regardless of its condition.  Used equipment does not qualify for manufacturers’ warranties and swap sales are final.  In the store, we often have older models on sale for 30-40% off new.  So, even if you are selling a board you bought last year at full price, do not expect a return significantly more than half of what you paid for it.

If you are attempting to sell an older item, reasonable asking prices vary widely.   Your best bet is to consult a Boardsports employee and check out what other similar items are priced at in the swap.  However, sometimes older equipment simply becomes obsolete and is difficult to sell for any price.  For example, kite design has come very far in the last decade.  Kiteboarders who are familiar with kites over ten years old usually choose not to use them.  And such kites are definitely not suitable for those new to the sport. 

When you enter an item into the swap, it is given a swap number.  You can choose to bundle multiple items under one swap number, which ensures that they will sell together.  Certain items sell best as a bundle.  For example if you are selling a kite, it is best to bundle it with your bar and lines.  Remember that if you assign individual swap numbers to each item, there is a chance that some of the items will sell and you will be taking home the rest.  However, if you are looking to sell as much of your gear as possible, splitting it up will allow shoppers at the swap to pick through and customize their new –used set up.  This is an especially effective way to sell windsurf rigs.  Often older equipment sells best bundled together while customers looking at newer items may want to pick out individual items.

Remember that all prices at the swap are non-negotiable.  To increase the chance of selling your equipment, we recommend setting the price at the lowest you will be happy with.

You may print and fill out the Swap Registration Form prior to dropping off your gear.

BUYER INFORMATION:

The individual SELLERS own the items registered in the swap. The SELLERS set the price. The price is fixed and non-negotiable. BOARDSPORTS does not inspect nor guarantee the condition of swap items. Swap items do not have a warranty. It is your responsibility to inspect items prior to making a purchase. BOARDSPORTS staffs the tent (not the SELLERS) and our salespeople are available to help you determine what equipment is most suitable, in the best condition, and best value. Swap Items are subject to 13% HST sales tax. Swap items are final sale and non-returnable.

Parking

Tons of free parking available right out front of the store!